Cabin Fever is an online video slot machine game from Microgaming that has been released in March 2005. This video slot game has 5 reels and 20 pay lines. The theme of Cabin Fever is all about the experience of getting stuck or stranded inside a log cabin under a heavy blizzard.
When a blizzard strikes your place, you and your family better stay indoors just to be safe. Did you know that the term “Cabin Fever” is an idiom? It was first recorded in 1918, and it refers to a claustrophobic feeling that occurs when an individual or group is isolated and stuck in a small space, with nothing else to do for a very long time. Cabin fever simply portrays the extreme restlessness and irritability a person may feel in these circumstances. However, when you play the Cabin Fever online slot game by Microgaming, you will surely not feel lonely or bored while playing this game as it offers players entertaining slot action and awesome prizes! How’s about a jackpot prize of “5,000x your wager” sound to you? Pretty cool, isn’t it?
Microgaming online slot games are available to players in 2 formats – download and no-download. Whether you like to download their software first or you prefer to play instantly without the need to download, then Microgaming surely has online slot machine games to accommodate your every slot gaming preference. Good thing that Cabin Fever is available for instant play, so you do not have to download anything to find out if this game interests you in a way that you would like to spend some real money on it.
Playing Cabin Fever brings memories to those who (were unfortunate enough at some point in their lives and) got stranded inside a small cabin during a long and heavy blizzard. A lot of online slot players can totally relate to this game to their own real-life experiences – trapped in a cabin/house under a heavy snowstorm with nothing to do but just wait it out. In the Cabin Fever online slot game, you will surely not mind getting stranded in this game’s log cabin as you will surely be entertained for hours as it features scatter wins, a Wild multiplier symbol, a Free Spin Bonus Feature game that doubles your winning combinations in the Free Spins, an exciting Gamble Feature game, a maximum coin jackpot of 5,000, and a maximum cash jackpot of $2,500!
Graphics & Sound
The quality of the graphics and sound that Microgaming provides is absolutely incredible and top notch. They have an impeccable reputation of making the most astonishing graphics and theme-related sound effects that will truly transport you to “that specific theme” they used in any of their slot games. Most people love to play games incorporated with Microgaming software because they have smooth animation and engaging yet non-interfering sounds. In Cabin Fever, players are brought to the claustrophobia-inducing cabin set high at the top of a snowy mountain, wherein a strong blizzard is currently “torturing” the poor yet sturdy log cabin. The symbols are drawn in a cartoonish fashion and are semi-covered in ice/snow, and even if they are vibrantly colored, you will definitely play here for a long time because it will not hurt or strain your eyes. Simple animated programming is used on the symbols when you successfully hit winning combinations. The overall graphic design of Cabin Fever displays the vibrant colors of the icy and snow-laden log cabin. The colors used are mainly brown (for the wood of the log cabin) and blue (ice/snow). Other colors used are purple, pink, red, green, yellow, orange, black and white.
The constant background sound effects you will hear in this game are the creaking of the wood (of the cabin) and the obvious sound of the blowing wind caused by a very strong blizzard. When you get winning combinations, cartoonish music and other sound effects that are quite related to the theme will be heard to rejoice your wins.
There are no card deck symbols used in the Cabin Fever online video slot game. The regular symbols that you will find in Cabin Fever are frozen fruits such as the Orange, Watermelon, Lemon, Plum and Cherries. Other symbols include cartoon bears that are doing different things to make themselves preoccupied during the blizzard outside the cabin such as a bear having a Bath, a bear talking over the Phone, two little bears fighting over the TV remote, and a baby bear playing a Drum set out of pots and spoons.
The Wild Symbol is the Wild Blizzard. It is a wild multiplier symbol. Thus, the Wild Blizzard wild symbol not only acts as a substitute for all other symbols (except for the Scatter symbols) in order to you help you form winning combinations, but it also can multiply the payout! The Wild Blizzard wild symbol doubles (multiplier x2) the payout of any winning combination it completes, as long as it acts as a substitute symbol. You are paid varying prize amounts (refer to the Payout table) when you manage to form a winning combination with multiple Wild Blizzard wild symbols on an enabled pay line. Take note that the Wild Blizzard wild symbol winning combination payouts are not doubled.
In Cabin Fever, there are 2 Scatter Symbols – the Squirrel and the Sun scatter symbols. Scatter symbols mean that they do not need to appear in a line (on an enabled pay line) for you to win.
• The Squirrel scatter symbol can be scattered anywhere on the 5 reels for you to complete winning combinations, as long as there are 2 or more Squirrel scatter symbols that appear. Your winnings are calculated by multiplying the Squirrel scatter symbol combination payout (refer to the Payout table) by the total number of coins you’ve bet.
Please take note that if you get a scatter win and a regular win, then you are paid out for both of these wins, because the Squirrel scatter symbol is not required to come out on an enabled pay line for you to win. Scatter awards are independent from pay line awards, thus they are added to the pay line win.
• The Sun scatter symbol can be found only on the 1st and 5th reels. When you manage to get the Sun scatter symbol to come out anywhere on the 1st and 5th reels at the same time, you will trigger the Free Spin Bonus Feature game.
Please take note that the Sun scatter symbols do not give out any winnings, but they allow you to enter and play the Free Spin Bonus Feature game.
Any winning combination can activate the Gamble Feature game as long as the amount of the win will not exceed the gamble limit when gambled.
Please take note that if you get any winning combination, you can choose to gamble it in the Gamble Feature game, or you can just continue playing the regular Cabin Fever online video slot machine game.
If you correctly guess the card color, your wins are doubled.
If you want to play the Gamble Feature game, simply click on the Gamble button. The second-screen Gamble Feature will be shown. You will guess if the Card Color is black or red.
If you correctly guessed the Card Color, you have the option to gamble again or collect your winnings.
If you choose to Gamble again, then you can select one of the gamble options.
If you click the Collect button to collect your winnings, the Gamble Feature game will end, and you will be returned back to the regular Cabin Fever online video slot game.
Please take note that you can gamble your winnings until the gamble limit is obtained; during the Gamble Feature game, all winnings are collected automatically; and the gamble limit is set at 5 gambles per game, or up until the gamble amount limit of 8,000 coins is obtained.
Cabin Fever Free Spin Bonus Feature Game – If you manage to get the Sun scatter symbols anywhere on the 1st and 5th reels in a single spin, you will activate the Free Spin Bonus Feature game.
You will begin playing the Free Spin Bonus Feature game with 20 Free Spins, and all your winning combination payouts in these Free Spins are doubled!
While playing the Free Spin Bonus Feature game, you can re-trigger the Free Spins by just getting 2 Sun scatter symbols (one Sun symbol on the 1st reel and another one in the 5th reel), which will award you another set of 20 Free Spins! The additional Free Spins are included to your remaining number of Free Spins. There is an infinite amount of Free Spins that one can win during the Free Spin Bonus Feature game.
Once the Free Spin Bonus Feature game is over, you will be then taken back to the main Cabin Fever online slot game, and your winnings from the Free Spin games will be included to your overall balance.
Cabin Fever has 5 reels where you may bet on 20 pay lines. The minimum bet is 0.01 and the maximum bet is 0.50 per pay line. You can wager 1 up to 10 coins per pay line bet. Therefore, the maximum bet amount is 100.00 per spin.
Please take note that the amounts mentioned are in Pounds, but they will remain the same if you choose to play in US dollars, Euros, or Canadian dollars. Also, for every coin that you wager, you will enable another pay line. You will be paid out for winning combinations on enabled pay lines only. The maximum payout in the standard Cabin Fever online video slot game is 5,000x your bet!
People who regularly play online casino games naturally love to stay longer on online slot games that have an Autoplay function. Good thing that Cabin Fever is furnished with this function! In Microgaming online slot games, they have 2 game modes – Regular mode and Expert mode. You can have the game spin automatically for you with the Autoplay function that can be found by clicking the Expert button (located at the lower left portion of the game screen).
In the “Expert” mode of game play, you can click on the following 2 buttons:
• Spin 5x button – 5 consecutive spins will be automatically done for you.
• Spin 10x button – 10 consecutive spins will be automatically done for you.
Spins box – displays the number of games that have played according to your Autoplay settings.
If you want to customize your Autoplay settings, simply click on the “Autoplay” button itself. Here you will see the:
• Number of spins to play: Choose from 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500
*Spin Stop Settings – you can choose to Stop:
• When all spins are complete, or
• If win exceeds or equals to an amount you specify
Autoplay will stop on any feature contained in this game.
After customizing the Autoplay function to your preferences, just click on the Start button, and the game will automatically spin for you while you just sit back, relax, and enjoy playing this chilly but cool online video slot game!